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Diaspora: 43 NIN Registration Centres Abroad 

Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri

More than a year ago, the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) announced that there would be NIN registration centres for Nigerians in the diaspora.

Today, there are 15 foreign National Identification Number (NIN) enrolment centres in countries such as Canada, Australia, Ghana, Togo, South Africa, India, and other countries.

In July 2019, the Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, had said that the enrolment of Nigerians in Diaspora is in fulfilment of the NIMC mandate to enrol all Nigerians, Legal Residents and Nigerians in Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB) and issue them the unique identification number.

If you already have NIN slip, you can check if your National ID card is ready for collection on our of our guides.

He was quoted as saying,

“All Licensees are companies that have complied with the requirements for data capture and processing as enshrined in the Laws of the respective countries they operate.”

Some of the diaspora enrolment locations are private firms just like we have more than 200 NIN agents in Nigeria, who are NIMC’s partners to help the agency achieve its objectives.

What is Diaspora Enrolment?

It is an idea of making sure that Nigerians in the diaspora, those residing in the United Kingdom, USA, UAE, Germany, Canada, and other countries around the world are captured in the National Identity Database. We already covered the diaspora registration process in one of our publications.

It is a mandate by the Federal Government of Nigeria to enrol all Nigerians in the Diaspora into the National Identity Number scheme which was started in 2015, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) with the help of accredited vendors are enrolling all Nigerians both within and outside the country.

How foreign registration centres work

NIMC said that the firms would obtain and transmit biometric data from the countries which they operate to the commission’s headquarters in Nigeria.

To make this happen, national ID card registration agency commissioned 15 locations abroad to enrol Nigerians in the diaspora.

Significance of NIN to Nigerians in diaspora

According to a statement by the agency, which is one of the agencies of the Federal Government to implement some of its policies, Nigerians who have no NIN would be unable to renew their passports or take part in some other national programmes.

If you don’t want to lose Nigerian numbers, it very important that you enrol for the exercise.

Choosing Locations

Lots of factors were put into consideration in choosing the enrolment centre. One of them is cities with a high population of Nigerians.

“The venue for the registration in Jeddah is TasHeel Commercial Plaza, First Floor-Suwald Bin Sakher Street, Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street, Al Mohammadiyah District 1, Jeddah, KSA”, Premium Times quoted a statement from NIMC as saying.

The enrolment centres in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Mali, Chad, Cameroon, Liberia and the Benin Republic were also flagged off on on the 29th July 2019.

For the United Kingdom, there would be enrolment centres in Leicester. And in the United State of America; the centre would be in Houston.

Diaspora Licensed Agents for NIN

Some of the licensed partners that will be handling the registration process are mostly Nigerian companies.

They include:

  • Slogani Consults Limited
  • Biosec Solutions Limited
  • CHAMS Consortium Limited
  • Defcon Systems Limited
  • National eAuthentication Limited
  • OIS Services
  • Thebez Global Resources
  • Cox & Kings
  • Dantata Universal Services
  • VFS Global
  • Venn Technology Limited
  • Kevonne Consults Limited
  • Iris ID Systems INC
  • UGS Technologies Limited
  • OrangeHook African Continental Carvus
  • File Solution Limited
  • EYE-ID LLC
  • IRIS Smart Technologies Limited

There are also registration centres in some of the African countries where there are high population of Nigerians.

Centres can also be found Banjul, capital of The Gambia, Bamako in Mali, Ndjamena in Chad, Monrovia in Liberia, Lome in Togo, Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Douala in Cameroon.

Where are the NIN Registration Centres Abroad?

Find below the National Identity Number Registration location for Nigerians in dispora. They are:

Country (Cities) Enrolment Centres (Addresses) Website
Australia (Vienna) Embassy/Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Rennweg 25, Postfach (P.O. Box) 183, 1030 Wien, Vienna idcard.ng/
Germany (Berlin) Nigeria Embassy, Neue Jakobstraße (Jakobstrasse) 4, 10179 Berlin idcard.ng/
Frankfurt

 

VFS Global office, Gutleutstraße 8060329, Frankfurt

 

dantatauniversal.com
Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) VFS Global Services office, TasHeel Commercial Plaza, First Floor-Suwaid Bin Sakher Street, Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street, Al Mohammadiyah District 1, Jeddah

 

dantatauniversal.com
Riyadh VFS Global office, Shop 2, Zahra Building Umm al Hamam, Opposite Hyper Panda (Dove Plaza), Umm Al Haman Street, Riyadh dantatauniversal.com
Houston Thebez Global Resources/Cox & Kings, 6666 Harwin Drive, Suite 260C, Houston, Texas, TX 77036

 

nin.thebezglobalresource.com
New York Thebez Global Resources/Cox & Kings, 336 W, 37th Street, Suite 550, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018 nin.thebezglobalresource.com
United Arab Emirates (Dubai) Online Integrated Solutions DMCC office, 22nd Floor, Silver Tower, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers dantatauniversal.com

 

London Knowledge Square Nigeria Limted office, 160 Maple road, London, SE20 8JB iqid.ng/
 Cotonou Feu de circulation Stade Matheiu Kerekou, rue pavée d’ Agla, 1ère rue à gauche, Immeuble MSS Sarl, Cotonou (Traffic light at Mattheiu Korekou Stadium, Paved Street of Agla, MSS Sarl Building, 1st street by the left, Cotonou) sloganiconsults.com.ng
Ireland (Dublin) Knowledge Square Nigeria Limited office, Unit 9, Porters Avenue, Cool Mine Industrial Estate, Dublin 15 /iqid.ng
South Africa (Johannesburg) Thebez Global Resources, 205 Rivonia Road, Morningside, Johannesburg nin.thebezglobalresource.com
VFS Global office, 1st Floor Rivonia Village Office Block, Cnr. Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg dantatauniversal.com

Other foreign enrolment locations include:

Dubai:

VFS Global office, WAFI Mall, level 3, Falcon Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai 114 10

Italy (Rome)

Interservice Roma, Via Orazio, 17, 00193 Roma RM

Website: idcard.ng/

Ghana (Accra)

VFS Global office, First Floor, Atlantic Towers, Airport City, Accra

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Togo (Lome)

Kevonne Consults Limited office, 2073 Jean Paul II Boulevard, Ancien Immeuble, Air Burkina, Lome

Website: kevonneconsults.ng/

United States

In the United State Nigerians can enrol in the following cities:

Atlanta:

Location: Online Integrated Solutions office, Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 204, Roswell, Atlanta, GA 30076

Websites: Defcon Systems Limited (DSL)

National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL)

Chicago

Knowledge Square Nigeria Limited office, Africa International House, 6200 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Website: iqid.ng/

Houston:

Online Integrated Solutions office, 9894 Bissonnet Street, Suite 745 Houston TX 77036

Websites: Defcon Systems Limited (DSL)

National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL)

VFS Global office, 2425 West Loop South, Suite 340, Houston TX 77027

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Minnesota:

UGS Technologies Limited, 319 Barry Avenue South, Suite 300, Wayzata, Minnesota

Website: ugsnigeria.com/

New York:

Online Integrated Solutions office, 370 Lexington Ave, Suite 1505 New York, NY 10017

Websites: Defcon Systems Limited (DSL)

National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL)

NIN Enrolment Centres in The United Kingdom

In the UK, registration centres are located in Leicester and London

Leicester:

1 Online Integrated Solutions office, St. Georges House, 6 St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1SH

Defcon Systems Limited (DSL)

2 National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL)

VFS Global office, Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP

dantatauniversal.com

London: 

1) Online Integrated Solutions office, 56/57 Fleet street London EC4Y IJU

Websites: Defcon Systems Limited (DSL)

2) National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL)

Thabez Global Resources Limited/Cox & Kings,169 Old Kent Road, Ground Floor, SE1 5NA London

Website: nin.thebezglobalresource.com

3) VFS Global office, 66 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BT

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Senegal (Dakar )

VFS Global office, rez de chausses, Immeeuble atrium centre, km 8 route de Ouakam, Dakar
Website: dantatauniversal.com

India

In India, you can find NIMC enrolment centres in Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi

Chennai:

1 UGS Technologies Limited office, 5 & 7, Thiruvottiyur High Road, Tondiarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600081

Website: ugsnigeria.com/

2 VFS Global Services office, No 74, 3rd Floor, Fagun Towers, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai – 600008

Website: dantatauniversal.com

New Delhi:

1 UGS Technologies Limited office, 1st Floor, Plot No. 7, 8, Garg Shopping Mall, Opposite Sector 11 (Extension), Rohini, Delhi 110085

Website: ugsnigeria.com/

2 VFS Global Services office, Shivaji Stadium Metro Station Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Mumbai:

VFS Global Services office, Urmi Axis Building, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai – 400001

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Benin Republic

Cotonou

Satguru Travel & Tours Services, Immeuble Satguru, derriere Espace Dina, St. Michel, Cotonou

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Porto Novo

Rue Tokpota, en face de project Songhai, rue de l’église catholique Charles Ouganda, Immeuble Carrefour le Destin, Porto Novo (Tokpota Street, Opposite Songhai Street of the Catholic Church Charles Uganda; at the edge of Carrefour Destiny, Porto Novo)

Website: sloganiconsults.com.ng

South Africa (Pretoria)

VFS Global office, Cherry Lane Office Park, 1st Floor, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181

Website: dantatauniversal.com

NIN Registration Centre in Canada

Another country that is significant to the NIMC enrolment is Canada. There are thousands of Nigerians immigrating to Canada every year.Quartz in its February 12, 2020 publication hinted that for the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians relocated to Canada for greener pastures.

Between 2006-2015, Canada Immigrants reported that 33,140 Nigerians immigrated to Canada.

Another report say that, 51,800 people identified themselves as Nigerians in the 2016 Census with over half living in Ontario, most of them identified themselves by their tribe such as 9,600 Yoruba; 5,600 Igbo, and 1,900 as Edo.

To bring the Nigerians on NIMC database, registration centres can be found in the following Canadian cities:

Brampton

Knowledge Square Nigeria office, 8 Melanie Drive, Ste. 202, Brampton, ON, L6K 4L2

Website: iqid.ng/

Edmonton   

VFS Global Services office, Scotia Place Tower 2, Unit 531, 10060 Jasper Avenue, T5J 3R8, Edmonton, Alberta

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Ottawa      

1 VFS Global Services office, Suite 505, 294 Albert St, Ottawa, Ontario, ON, K1P 6E6

Website: dantatauniversal.com

2 VFS Global Services office, 280 Metcalfe Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, ON, K2P 1R7

Website: dantatauniversal.com

Winnipeg

Knowledge Square Nigeria office, Unit 104, 1200 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2A7

Website: iqid.ng/

Final Thought

The latest order by FG on NIN registration has received hundreds of backlash, but it seems the government has a purpose beyond everyone is seeing.

Alternatively, you can download the enrolment form to begin your registration process.

Whether you are in Nigeria or in the diaspora, you can download the registration form on its agency’s official portal to begin your NIN registration application and take to the enrolment locations closer to you.

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